Motor Oil

Your engine oil plays a very important role, absorbing the heat from your engine and other components. So what happens if you don't change your oil? In short, you won't have a lubricated engine or anything to capture the heat protruding from it. That, in turn, may result in your car not running properly. Find out why changing your oil is so important with Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas.

Purpose of Oil

Oil has many functions in your vehicle, including:

  • Lubricating the engine
  • Absorbing heat from engine components
  • Carrying heat away to prevent overheating
  • Keeping the pistons from welding to the engine cylinders

When Oscoda drivers don't regularly replenish their engine oil, they face trouble with these functions and more. For example, old oil picks up dirt and debris throughout its life cycle, and when it's dirty, it doesn't work effectively. In the end, if you don't get your oil changed, your vehicle will endure more serious issues down the road.

Checking Oil Level

Oil Change Frequency

The general rule of thumb for oil change frequency has been every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first. However, new engine technology has yielded new types of oil being used, which in turn changes the frequency of which it needs to be changed. Some synthetic blend and synthetic oils can last between 5,000 and 10,000 miles. It's best to check your owner's manual for your specific vehicle to know how often to bring your vehicle to the Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas Service Center for an oil change.

Adding oil to engine

DIY Oil Changes

Follow these simple steps to change your oil on your own at home:

  • Buy the correct oil for your specific vehicle.
  • Drain the old oil from your vehicle.
  • Secure the cap, and start adding the new oil slowly.
  • Check the levels occasionally to ensure the proper amount has been added when finished.
Adding engine oil

Schedule Service at Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas

If you're worried about what happens if you don't get your oil changed, then it's worth connecting with the Service Center at Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas. Keeping your new Ford up and running on the Iosco County roads depends on regular oil changes. Get in touch today to schedule service! You'll always get a great deal with us.

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About Our Dealership

Dean Arbour Ford of Tawas Inc. in Tawas City, MI treats the needs of each individual customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!

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